HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU TODAY, THIS IS MY BLOG TOUR STOP OF DESPITE THE ODDS BY CHRIS T. KAT, AND I HAVE A WONDERFUL GUEST REVIEWER FOR YOU, MARINIEVES DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS ONE AND I HAVE HER REVIEW, SALES LINKS, AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS, AND EVEN A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, SO LET'S GET STARTED!
BOY DID MARI PICK THE PERFECT QUOTE FOR THIS BOOK! HERE IS HER REVIEW:
Despite the Odds ( Odds Are #1) by: Chris T. Kat
reviewed by: Marinieves
Never judge a book by its cover.
Michael Campbell can’t hold a job for more than a few days. He’s lucky his foreman is giving him another chance with the solar panel project at a primary school in Atlantic City. When he spies a man walking strangely in front of the school, Michael laughs, assuming he’s drunk or high. Little does he realize that Joshua Stone, a teaching assistant, has cerebral palsy, and he’s having a bad muscle control day. Taking a tumble right in front of the handsome construction worker is just his luck.
When Michael learns the truth, he feels badly for his cruel behavior. He offers to give Joshua—and his tricycle, the Racing Rhonda—a lift. Joshua accepts the help, and suddenly there’s a gorgeous man breezing into his life, turning his world upside down. But Michael has more issues than his inability to hold down a job, and neither man is sure if they’ll be able to overcome their fears in order to be together.
First off , I have to say this is the first book I read by Chris T. Kat.
The story of Joshua and Michael is a really interesting one.
Joshua has cerebral palsy and his first encounter with Michael wasn't a pleasant situation. But Michael gets a second chance to win Joshua ' s friendship.
Their relationship is one plaque of insecurities due to Joshua ' s disability and Michael's feelings of inadequacy. They have to work together to create a balance and security of their love connection.
But also they need to learn how to be true to each other. There are secrets that need to come out.
Even though I have to admit this book is fairly easy to read and the dynamic changes overtime between them, I wanted to read more and have all my questions answered. But, yes .... there is another book coming. So now we wait.
Hopefully the next book will be out soon. Because I really like this one.
the 4.5 book rating :)
I LOVE THIS RATING, THANKS MARI! THIS REVIEW WAS SPOT ON, THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK, AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 2 EITHER! HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS AND GOODREADS LINK:
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NOW FOR AN EXCERPT: MAN WILL YOU LOVE THIS BOOK! :)
Henderson bulldozed right into Michael’s personal space, surprising him with the action. “You stupid son of a bitch!”
“Hey! No calling my mother names, okay?” Michael tried to joke. He’d never seen Henderson this angry. Neither did he care to have all this anger directed at him. Sure, he could hold his own if necessary, but he was more a run-away-if-there’s-trouble kind of guy.
“Do you know who that was?”
“A drunk who shouldn’t set foot on school property?” Michael hazarded.
Henderson’s eyes narrowed to small slits when he replied, “His name is Joshua Stone, and he isn’t drunk. He’s a teaching assistant who works here.”
“He looked drunk to me.”
Henderson closed his eyes, obviously trying to rein in his temper, before he put a bit more distance between them. “Mr. Stone is disabled, hence the way he walks. It’s not always that obvious, but he was carrying books, a lot of books, which threw off his balance. He’s a very good teaching assistant. He doesn’t deserve to be laughed at by someone like you, who can’t even take care of himself.” That stung.
YEP YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO READ IT NOW! GRAB THIS ONE FRIENDS, HERE IS A BIO ON CHRIS T. KAT, AND HER SOCIAL LINKS:
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there's any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.
Where to find the author:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-T.-Kat/e/B008FQQH2Q
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THANKS SO MUCH GUYS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY BLOG TOUR STOP FOR DESPITE THE ODDS, AND THANKS MARINIEVES FOR THE GREAT JOB ON THE REVIEW! HAVE A GREAT ONE FRIENDS!